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by josef
24 Mar 2010, 04:39
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: How do i replace lost TEFL certificate?
Replies: 1
Views: 3251

Re: How do i replace lost TEFL certificate?

Absolutely there is no "head office" for TEFL. I suggest you give as many details about the certifificate (what school? address? date? exact wording?) or attach a copy. Someone may then be able to advise.
by josef
22 Mar 2010, 09:46
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: Flexible teaching work in London?
Replies: 3
Views: 4813

Re: Flexible teaching work in London?

Just FYI, some schools in London can be found at:
http://www.englishclub.com/esl-world/se ... ery=london
by josef
22 Mar 2010, 06:37
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Turning nouns into adjectives
Replies: 2
Views: 8940

Re: Turning nouns into adjectives

Some explanations about noun as adjective are shown at:
http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/nouns-adjective.htm

The above page doesn't answer all your questions, but I would point out that there is a vast difference between a dirt road and a dirty road. One could potentially have a "clean dirt road".
by josef
20 Mar 2010, 08:29
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Looking into legitimate on-site TEFL certification
Replies: 2
Views: 3151

Re: Looking into legitimate on-site TEFL certification

This is just a personal point of view but for what it's worth I have never seen the advantage of using a course that offers (help with) job placement. In fact it seems to me like a really bad idea, since one activity (job placement) could adversely influence the other (course provision), and vice ve...
by josef
15 Mar 2010, 17:43
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Fed Up...TEFL Online
Replies: 17
Views: 10382

Re: Fed Up...TEFL Online

After going through post after post it appears most students can't get a straight answer on TEFL online certificates. Most recommendations come from recruiters or employees of these online organizations. How can a student make a well informed decision on choosing the best online certificate? I am n...
by josef
15 Mar 2010, 05:20
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: I will see vs I am seeing
Replies: 5
Views: 15945

Re: I will see vs I am seeing

Actually, although your correction (future continuous) is possible, the more usual response would be with present continuous: Can you come out tonight? No sorry. I'm seeing Hamlet at the National Theatre. In cases where you already have a plan (for some future time like tonight), present continuous ...
by josef
14 Mar 2010, 07:09
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Email
Replies: 6
Views: 4678

Re: Email

As systematic suggests, you need to keep your email address current. To update your email address:

User Control Panel > Profile > Edit account settings

You'll need to add a new email address twice, and put your current password in the appropriate box.

If you have trouble please PM me.
by josef
09 Mar 2010, 02:26
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Email
Replies: 6
Views: 4678

Re: Email

Also, check in your profile that your email address is up-to-date/correct.
by josef
07 Sep 2009, 10:03
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Online Learning
Replies: 3
Views: 3961

Re: Online Learning

I would recommend that you display your blog address in full as:
http://imohamed.blogspot.com

Then it is not necessary to mention the (no) www issue. And many systems (and emails) will automatically create a link, as you see above.
by josef
02 Sep 2009, 01:27
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: St. George International.
Replies: 6
Views: 6359

Re: St. George International.

larryparadine wrote:No offence meant and none taken (I hope?)
Absolutely not :) Just wanted to clarify.
by josef
30 Aug 2009, 08:29
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Europe
Topic: St. George International.
Replies: 6
Views: 6359

Re: St. George International.

The latest job vacancies list from tefl.net includes a plug for St. George International Just for the record, TEFL.net doesn't "plug" schools and to our knowledge we have not listed any St George school in the last 3 months. You perhaps saw the listing on another site. If we are wrong, our apologie...
by josef
04 Jun 2009, 17:05
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: problem answering celta pre interview question
Replies: 6
Views: 13637

Re: problem answering celta pre interview question

Typical responses:
Yes, I've been to the bank. OR
Yes, I went to the bank this morning/yesterday.

http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb ... erfect.htm
by josef
04 Jun 2009, 04:36
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: problem answering celta pre interview question
Replies: 6
Views: 13637

Re: problem answering celta pre interview question

" Is John ill? He's lost a lot of weight." "Yes, he is rather slender these days, isn't he?" I'm not surprised you're having trouble answering. It sounds like a perfectly normal English conversation to me, without getting into the philosophy of whether people actually answer other people's question...
by josef
28 May 2009, 04:39
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Interview questions
Replies: 2
Views: 5938

Re: Interview questions

This may not answer your question directly, but you may find something useful at:

7 ESL job interview tips

and, turning the tables:

Top 10 interview questions for teachers to ask
by josef
27 May 2009, 17:08
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Which option?
Replies: 5
Views: 5418

Re: Which option?

1) Is it a good idea to travel abroad to obtain my TEFL certification? The more I look into this option, the better it sounds because I will get the benefit of meeting new friends, interacting with a "live" class... Lee: just to quickly answer part of your first question: Not sure whether you think...
by josef
24 May 2009, 02:56
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: EF schools?|
Replies: 5
Views: 6533

Re: EF schools?|

mwprods wrote:Your mid-sentence question should read:
"...who has"
There would be nothing wrong with "that has" :twisted:
by josef
13 May 2009, 17:37
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: pre-course task, haalp!
Replies: 5
Views: 5958

Re: pre-course task, haalp!

No, there is no phrasal verb to disappear from . Just as a very general guide, phrasal verbs tend to be Germanic in origin (short, mono-syllabic, not to say guttural). Disappear is French in origin (disparaître). See this for a brief history: http://www.englishclub.com/english-language-history.htm
by josef
13 May 2009, 10:51
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: pre-course task, haalp!
Replies: 5
Views: 5958

Re: pre-course task, haalp!

down = preposition in this sentence

Note the potential confusion for a learner with the phrasal verb to run down as in "The president ran down the country" or "The president ran the country down."

from = preposition in all sentences
by josef
22 Apr 2009, 13:58
Forum: Grammar & Usage
Topic: Language Awareness question Im stuck on
Replies: 3
Views: 6399

Re: Language Awareness question Im stuck on

You may want to check out the following pages:
http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb ... resent.htm
http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb ... inuous.htm
by josef
01 Apr 2009, 06:58
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Job prospects without degree?
Replies: 5
Views: 11414

Re: Job prospects without degree?

You may also which to check out this ESL Jobs FAQ.